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Old 06-23-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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New 6.7 cu/ft Dometic 3 way refer

I'm wondering if anyone can report on the new refer Escape is using in the 19' and 21' models. Someone mentioned it has a nice exterior lock for travel. Any other observations? Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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It's big. It's got an external LED display. And it has a second latching mechanism.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if anyone can report on the new refer Escape is using in the 19' and 21' models. Someone mentioned it has a nice exterior lock for travel. Any other observations? Thanks.
Jim, I have the RM8551 which is 3.74 cu ft and wish I had ordered the larger RML8551 which is 6.67 cu ft. The refrigerator designs are identical but one is just larger than the other. The really big advantage is the really big freezer space on the larger unit. I saw one in another 19 Escape I saw while camping and have only heard good things about performance. I have been in contact with Reace to get it quoted. You can Google the Dometic Refrigerator Catalog and download it. There are pictures and specs of both.
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I doubt the 6.3 fridge is 3-way. That's a lot of space to cool with a 12V battery. My 5.0 is two way, propane and AC.
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I doubt the 6.3 fridge is 3-way. That's a lot of space to cool with a 12V battery. My 5.0 is two way, propane and AC.
It is 3 way and can be ordered in either manual (RML8551)or auto (RML8555) switch-over.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:44 PM   #6
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Here are the specs from the manuals;

Ratings details (mains/battery):
RM 8551 - 135/130 watts, 10.8 amps at 12 volts
RML 8551 - 190/170 watts, 14 amps at 12 volts

The larger unit is also 30 lbs heavier.
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Have you run your 3.74 cu ft on the battery? What's your experience with that?
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Have you run your 3.74 cu ft on the battery? What's your experience with that?
Not good. I just got my trailer and knew nothing about the fridge or trailers for that matter so I went out to Anza Borrego Desert and ran the refrigerator for three days on batteries with the solar system trying to keep up, which it couldn't and damaged one of my new 6 volt batteries. The batteries must have been boiling in the front box...lesson learned. Now, I will run on battery only as a backup if I run out of propane and need to run just long enough to go refill propane. This bad experience probably influenced my decision to install the equivalent of a nuclear power plant in my trailer...
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We only have about 9 - 10 days experience with the "big" fridge, but it has worked flawlessly so far. Fridge is huge and there is a big freezer space. Have used it mostly on propane so far. See little reason to use the 12v, but that feature is available if we need it. Looking forward to our upcoming three week long trip to vancouver island in two weeks.
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We also have the 6.7 3way fridge ' we mostly use it on propane . On 12 volt it sucks the battery's down pretty quick. I do find that I have to use one of those little battery operated fans to keep the temperature cool enough through out the fridge . It is very nice to not have to cram it when packing it as it is nice and big. Door so far seems to stay latched when traveling
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